LONDON — I asked a colleague for an internal password and the reply came back as “ilovemyjob”. Which I think is brilliant.
Most of us do love our jobs. We get up every day and we go in to do things that we like to do. That’s the pleasure of living in the 2000s. We’re not mining coal by candlelight or hunting animals with a sling-shot. So, our sense of what is important to us is different.
We set up this business six months ago… almost seven months ago now… because we are passionate about what we do. But we also know how things change and how quickly they can. Some who love their jobs may not have them forever. It’s often beyond their control.
I was really interested to read this weekend about the UK budget of 1860. I know that seems like a strange reference. But in that year the UK Treasury announced that it would remove the duties on paper. As a result the cost of paper dropped. The economies of newsprint publishing changed and … arguably … the UK newspaper industry took off.
In days of shifting trade and industry trends, some things work and some things don’t. Government legislation can make and break businesses and only time will tell what results from that.
We are definitely in changing times. If you love your job, do what you can to hold onto it. It’ll be worth it.